Linear Transducers

Linear transducers are used to measure movement in a straight line. Unlike current transducers, which convert current into another type of electrical signal, linear transducers convert displacement into an electrical signal that's proportional to the amount of displacement. 


How do linear transducers work?

Linear transducers are made up of a circular cluster of primary and secondary windings with a separate circular core that passes through the middle. The primary windings are triggered with an AC supply to produce a magnetic field. This then creates a signal in the secondary windings.


Uses for linear transducers

Linear transducers are designed to perform in very cold temperatures, harsh environments, and under high vibration and shock levels. Their robustness means that they are suitable for use in power turbines, hydraulics, automation, satellites and many other applications. 


A major advantage to using a linear transducer is that you can achieve high precision in dimensional measurements, meaning that they're also suitable for applications where accuracy is key, like construction and electronic circuitry. 


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RS Stock No. 837-2063
Mfr. Part No.BTL6-E500-M0200-PF-S115
BrandBALLUFF
SGD630.50
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200mm Maximum of 150 mA 10 → 30 V dc Anodised Aluminium IP67 Maximum of 500 Ω, 4 → 20 mA 19.5mm 56mm 300mm -25°C - +70°C - -
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Mfr. Part No.RE34L8D103W3263
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RS Stock No. 775-3880
Mfr. Part No.208158/015
SGD24.05
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1.5mm 1.3 mA - Stainless Steel IP43, IP65 ±1.5 mm - - - -40°C - +150°C - -
RS Stock No. 837-1965
Mfr. Part No.BTL6-A110-M0300-A1-S115
BrandBALLUFF
SGD512.64
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300mm Maximum of 70 mA 20 → 28 V dc Anodised Aluminium IP67 0 → 10 V, Maximum of 5 mA 37mm 60mm 446mm 0°C - +70°C - -
RS Stock No. 332-2189
Mfr. Part No.LT-M-0175-S 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
SGD281.03
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175mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - 34.5mm 468mm 33mm -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 332-2296
Mfr. Part No.PC-M-0400 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
SGD550.99
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400mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP65 - - 1002mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 510-0149
Mfr. Part No.MK4-A-A-0300-N 0000X000X00X0XX
BrandGefran
SGD560.27
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300mm 70 mA 24 V dc - IP67 10.6 V 61.5mm 452mm - -30°C - +75°C - -
RS Stock No. 775-3871
Mfr. Part No.804619-RS
SGD16.03
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- - - Stainless Steel IP43, IP65 - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 775-3883
Mfr. Part No.208158/060
SGD24.05
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6mm 1.3 mA - Stainless Steel IP43, IP65 ±6 mm - - - -40°C - +150°C - -
RS Stock No. 283-0544
Mfr. Part No.LT-M-0300-S 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
SGD324.59
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300mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - 34.5mm 720mm 33mm -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 806-8338
Mfr. Part No.RE34L4D103W3263
BrandVishay
SGD435.65
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RS Stock No. 167-8644
Mfr. Part No.RE34L4D103W3263
BrandVishay
SGD480.437
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RS Stock No. 775-3877
Mfr. Part No.804352-RS
SGD310.56
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Mfr. Part No.PM-E-12-F-0300-S 0000X000XX00XXX
BrandGefran
SGD367.07
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300mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium IP67 - - 380mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 909-4196
BrandRS PRO
SGD116.93
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25mm - - - IP65 - 8.6mm 28.1mm 52mm -40°C - +85°C 25mm 10kΩ
RS Stock No. 332-2432
Mfr. Part No.PK-M-0300 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
SGD386.39
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300mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP40 - 61mm 470mm 38mm -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 909-4212
BrandRS PRO
SGD153.07
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200mm - - - IP65 - 8.6mm 28.1mm 227mm -40°C - +85°C 200mm 10kΩ
RS Stock No. 162-2412
Mfr. Part No.RE115L18E502W6017
BrandVishay
SGD366.74
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RS Stock No. 177-068
Mfr. Part No.PC-67-0300 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
SGD679.68
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300mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium IP67 - - 806mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
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